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James Brumley

Contributing Writer
Kiplinger.com

James Brumley is a former stock broker, registered investment adviser and Director of Research for an options-focused newsletter. He's now primarily a freelance writer, tapping more than a decade's worth of broad experience to help investors get more out of the market. With a background in technical analysis as well as fundamental analysis, James touts stock-picking strategies that combine the importance of company performance with the power of stock-trade timing. He believes this dual approach is the only way an investor has a shot at consistently beating the market. James' work has appeared at several websites including Street Authority, Motley Fool, Kapitall and Investopedia. When not writing as a journalist, James works on his book explaining his multi-pronged approach to investing.

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May 2019

20 More Best Stocks to Buy That You Haven't Heard Of

The best stocks aren’t always going to be the most familiar. But sometimes, investors confuse the two. Recognizability is a powerful thing – so much so that investors occasionally make the mistake ...

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May 2019

The 18 Best Consumer Staples Stocks to Invest In

Consumer staples stocks have largely fallen off the radar in recent months. Investors have been much more focused on growth as corporate earnings have pleasantly surprised, the U.S.-China trade spat showed ...

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May 2019

6 "Warren Buffett Stocks" That Might Not Be His Ideas

Warren Buffett, chief stock-picker for Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.B), is one of the most successful investors of all time. Since 1964, when he assembled the group of companies that would eventually become ...

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Stock Watch
May 2019

Sell in May and Go Away: 5 Better Investing Tips

These tired clichés still have value, especially for long-term buy-and-holders

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April 2019

50 Top Stocks That Billionaires Love

Do you want to invest like real billionaires do? Most billionaires obviously have much more money to burn than the average investor. And they also have enough cash in the bank to wait things out should ...

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March 2019

17 Retailers at Risk of Defaulting or Going Bankrupt

The so-called retail apocalypse may be slowing down, but only because there are fewer stores to shutter. It’s still underway. Payless ShoeSource and Gymboree are among several retailers that have filed ...

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March 2019

10 Companies With New or Improved Stock Buybacks in 2019

Stock buybacks crashed through the ceiling in 2018. Companies in the Standard & Poor’s 500-stock index alone announced plans to repurchase almost $1 trillion in shares – a tactic that not only makes ...

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March 2019

9 Great Dividend Growth Stocks to Buy

Dividend growth rarely goes out of style, but sometimes investors need a little reminder about the importance of stocks that consistently and generously raise their payouts. The most recent refresher ...

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March 2019

The 10 Best (And 10 Worst) Stocks of This 10-Year Bull Market

This bull market, after breaking longevity records in August of last year, is about to celebrate its 10th birthday. The current run, which started from the market low on March 9, 2009, has lifted the Standard ...

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Stock Watch
February 2019

Walmart (WMT) Has Found a Winning Formula

The mega-retailer's fourth-quarter results show strong brick-and-mortar performance, still-explosive e-commerce expansion

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February 2019

15 Mighty Mid-Cap Stocks to Buy for Big Returns

Mid-cap stocks aren’t as prolific as the market’s best-known companies, nor as exciting as nimble newcomers. Rather, mid-caps – typically between $2 billion and $10 billion in market capitalization ...

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February 2019

2019's Most Surprisingly Hot Stocks

The market is off to one of its strongest starts in decades. And although 2019 got rolling with an advantage – coming off the worst December performance in ages – the rally doesn’t look terribly ...

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January 2019

10 Value Stocks to Buy for 2019 and Beyond

Not that 2018 was a stellar year for growth companies, but it was downright miserable for value stocks. Using a pair of popular funds as proxies, growth stocks finished last year 4.5% in the hole … but ...

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January 2019

7 Companies Getting Hit by the Government Shutdown

The partial U.S. government shutdown is now into its fourth week, making it the longest-ever political standoff of its kind. While critical functions such as defense and mail delivery still are operating, ...

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December 2018

10 Potential Investing Land Mines to Avoid in 2019

There’s never a shortage of ways to put your money to work. Something is always making forward progress – even if it’s at the expense of other investment options. But steering clear of a particular ...

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December 2018

12 Stocks You Should Never Sell

Hopping in and out of stocks tends to do more harm than good to your portfolio. Fortunately, most of the time, investors are content to sit back and let time do the heavy lifting. Every now and then, ...

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November 2018

12 Blue-Chip Growth Stocks With Red-Hot Estimates

Much of the market was shelled in October and November – even no-doubt blue chips that typically can take a beating. But the economic undertow still is mostly pointed in the right direction. Economic ...

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